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Westport PD raising money to train newest dog

Westport police introduced their newest police dog, Atlas, to the force Wednesday. Atlas is a 19-month-old German shepherd. Police tell News 12 Connecticut that they plan to use Atlas to help search

News 12 Staff

Aug 4, 2016, 6:24 AM

Updated 2,904 days ago

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Westport police introduced their newest police dog, Atlas, to the force Wednesday.
Atlas is a 19-month-old German shepherd.
Police tell News 12 Connecticut that they plan to use Atlas to help search for missing children, missing elderly and missing Alzheimer's patients. The K-9 will also be used to search for drugs.
Police say Westport's K-9 unit, which consists of three dogs, is funded by the help of two long-time donors, but they need more help raising money for Atlas' training and care.
The department has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay those fees.
 


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